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Vancouver 4, NY Islanders 3
When: 7:30 PM ET, Thursday, March 3, 2022
Where: UBS Arena, Elmont, New York
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: 16412

Nils Hoglander and Vasily Podkolzin scored the tying and game-winning goals just 45 seconds apart around the midway point of the third period Thursday night as the visiting Vancouver Canucks edged the New York Islanders, 4-3, in Elmont, N.Y.

The Canucks tied the game when Conor Garland -- who had a lane to shoot with Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov screened by four players -- instead passed to Hoglander, who sent a shot past the leg of a sprawling Varlamov at the 9:34 mark.

The go-ahead sequence began with Podkolzin briefly turning the puck over to Scott Mayfield at center ice. But Bo Horvat picked off a pass by Mayfield and battled the Islanders defenseman before passing to Podkolzin, who bore down on Varlamov and fired a shot from the right faceoff circle.

Brad Hunt and J.T. Miller scored in the second for the Canucks, who have won four of five. Goalie Thatcher Demko made 24 saves.

Noah Dobson and Kyle Palmieri scored in the second and Anthony Beauvillier collected a go-ahead goal early in the third for the Islanders, who lost for the eighth time in 11 games (3-4-2). Goalie Semyon Varlamov recorded 34 saves.

After a scoreless first period, the teams combined for four goals in the second. The Islanders went ahead 3:37 after the faceoff when Dobson's shot from just in front of the blue line sailed past Demko, who was screened by teammate Tyler Myers as well as New York center Anders Lee.

Travis Hamonic, who played the first seven seasons of his career with the Islanders, knocked over New York defenseman Sebastian Aho behind the net and the puck skittered to Hunt, who scored from just behind the faceoff circle along the boards at the 7:19 mark.

The Canucks took their first lead when Brock Boeser's shot glanced off Miller's stick and fluttered past Varlamov with 8:10 left.

Palmieri scored the tying goal off a faceoff win by teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau with 1:40 left. Beauvillier almost single-handedly gave the Islanders a brief lead 1:49 into the third when he stole the puck from Boeser deep in the Canucks' zone and tucked a shot at the goal line that trickled past Demko and bounced off the skate of Boeser.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   NY Islanders
Quinn Hughes 2 Points Anthony Beauvillier 1
Nils Hoglander 1 Goals Anthony Beauvillier 1
Quinn Hughes 2 Assists Andy Greene 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thatcher Demko .889 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .895
Thatcher Demko 24 Saves Semyon Varlamov 34
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 38 4 0-2 0-0 0 36
NY Islanders 27 3 0-0 2-2 4 25
Upcoming Games
  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Islanders have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .452 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Canucks have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .500 after a loss.